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We try so hard to overcome separateness with others. More intimacy. More rubbing of bodies. More exchanging of ideas. But always it's as if you are yelling out of your room and I am yelling out of mine. Even trying to... Read more>


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Now, when you get into this place where your thoughts have given up, you are then in a strange state which for us is very very scary. Because you’re not thinking anything. I remember the first time this happened when... Read more>
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Artwork by Sam Brown  It turns out that the universe is lawful - not in a logical law, by the way. The law I'm talking about is what would be called the divine law. That is, it's not logical law in the sense... Read more>
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Hanging out with realized beings or saints, with their words and pictures, is a way to inspire and find guidance for your own path. A realized being is like a pure mirror who shows you all of the places where there is... Read more>
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I kept hoping to get esoteric teachings from Maharaj-ji, but when I asked, “How can I become enlightened?” he said things like, “Love everybody, serve everybody, and remember God,” or “Feed people.” When I... Read more>
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One of the things that’s helped me from not getting too trapped in our cultural models is that I do travel a great deal in other cultures. And in other cultures I’m always surprised at how different the feelings are... Read more>
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My view has evolved to seeing death — the moment of death — as a ceremony. If people are sitting with you to help as you are going through this dying ceremony, help them to see you as the soul you truly are, not... Read more>
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The entry to the ashram in Kainchi is at the boundary of the temple premises and just inside, about twenty-five meters away there is a big stone that Baba would often sit on, surrounded by devotees and other visitors.... Read more>


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  On the morning of September 8, Maharajji called for me and we talked privately for three-quarters of an hour on various subjects. After that I saw him again at four o'clock in his room with two or three... Read more>
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One summer a rich businessman was living in the ashram with his wife and two teenaged children for a month. Seeing how the feeding was done every day, he expressed his interest in feeding sweets to the people visiting... Read more>
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  In 1969 I wrote to KK, asking if I could send some money to Maharaji. The answer from Maharaji, delivered to me in a letter from KK, read: "We do not require any money. India is a bird of gold. We have learned... Read more>
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One day when we Westerners had been sent to the rear of the temple grounds, as was usual during the day, I decided (for sentimental reasons) to go upstairs in the building I had lived in in 1967 and sit in my old room.... Read more>
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  There was a very heavy flood, and the water of both the Ganges and Jamuna (Yamuna) had risen to a high level in Allahabad. The currents were very strong. Some stones of the adjoining fort were washed away, and... Read more>
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A large number of Westerners were being housed in an empty house belonging to one of the Indian devotees. We filled it with our bodies from wall to wall. Each day we would make our way to Dada's house where Maharaji was... Read more>
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A spacious reflection on the unfolding pattern of life and death, placing it in the context of nature's flow of the seasons. A succinct statement of Ram Dass' views of death and reincarnation, and of the soul's journey... Read more>


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"Today we remember Pete Seeger, an icon in both the folk music world and the realm of social activism. I never knew that he loved this particular bhajan - this is a very special song for those of us who were in India... Read more>
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As you quiet your mind down and trust yourself, you know the answer because everyone is a Goddess in drag. If you don't know, you have to really look at it and find out who you truly are. We are so busy not being... Read more>
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(Artwork by Janet Reynolds: imaginejanetreynolds.com) The process is realizing that you and I exist on more than one plane of awareness simultaneously and on one plane suffering stinks, and on another plane... Read more>
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Being peacefully in relationship to everything made me realize that my happiness isn't based on the situation being "this way" or "that way" - my happiness is one which embraces my sadness, and my love is one which... Read more>
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In this sound clip, Ram Dass talks about the history of Mysticism in America, specifically in the sixties. The shift was from absolute reality (what your thinking mind thought it understood) to other kinds of... Read more>
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From love we learn to ease our fretful longing for more and to rest in the blessedness of things as they are. From love we learn to heal our losses and our fears of loss. Love awakens us. It shows us the... Read more>


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